In case you are looking for the perfect Portland book to give/get this season, we proudly recommend Water: Portland's Precious Heritage by Casey Short. This second edition tells the story of Portland, Oregon’s municipal water supply system from the 1850’s to the present day. The book was originally drafted at the request of then-Mayor Ivancie and published in 1983. This second edition adds several pivotal decades in Portland's water history, and brings to life the personalities and politics involved in the stewardship of Portland’s water.
The Oregon Historical Society is hosting A Celebration of Oregon Authors with book signing this Sunday, December 4th from noon to 4 p.m. (1200 SW Park Avenue). The book is available for just $6.50 to cover the cost printing.